An automatic method to quantify trichomes in Arabidopsis thaliana
27 July 2022

The team led by Dra. Santamaría has developed a new method based on machine learning that quantifies trichomes quickly and easily with high precision.

Rapid and simple colorimetric method developed for screening of nitrogenase variants
13 July 2022

Using this method, researchers found nitrogenase variants more resistant to oxygen and independent from ancillary chaperones.

Araceli Díaz Perales, CBGP researcher, elected member of the scientific council of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition
01 July 2022

Dra. Araceli Díaz Perales, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UPM, and Principal Investigator of Plant Allergens Group at the CBGP, has been

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Farewell to fertilizers? A step further
29 June 2022

Industrial agriculture relies, among other things, on the use of nitrogen fertilizers to maintain high crop yields. Although nitrogen is the most abundant element in

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Professor Luis M. Rubio Herrero, researcher at the CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) is appointed member of the Academia Europaea
17 June 2022

Professor Luis Rubio, leading researcher of the Biochemistry of Nitrogen Fixation group at the CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) elected member of the Academia Europaea.

Phytopathogenic bacteria perceive plant-derived compounds to ensure plant entry and the onset of the infection
17 June 2022

The Phytopathogenic Bacteria Group from CBGP characterize the role of a chemoreceptor from Pseudomonas syringae involved in the perception of two abundant amino acids

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Meeting of the Research NETWORK
16 June 2022

The Research NETWORK “Aprendiendo de la naturaleza: interacciones multitróficas para la protección de cultivos y bosques” held a meeting with concerning companies of

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Hydroxynitrile lyase defends Arabidopsis against Tetranychus urticae
16 June 2022

Researchers from the CBGP group "Plant-Phytophagous Molecular Interactions" discover the defense role of the hydrixynitrile liase against spider mite attack.

Deciphering the essential role of HOP co-chaperones in auxin signaling
13 June 2022

CBGP researchers discover that the co-chaperones of the HOP family (HSP70-HSP90 organizing proteins) play an essential role in the stability of the hormone

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The future of sustainable agriculture: environmentally friendly bio-based solutions
27 May 2022

The Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP) of the UPM and Tradecorp have launched the joint research unit "Biological Solutions for Sustainable

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CBGP participates in the #UPMDay22
12 May 2022

The UPM celebrates the #UPMDay22 on 17th and 18th May 2022 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium (Madrid). It is a 360º event, with parallel agendas and several

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A new protein belonging to the Lipid Transfer Proteins family has been identified in durum wheat
29 April 2022

The Plant Allergens group from CBGP in collaboration with a group from the Sfax Biotechnology Center (Tunisia) has identified a new protein involved in the defense

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Biological-based solutions, the innovative commitment to sustainable agriculture
04 April 2022

Tradecorp and the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics launch the joint research unit Biological Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture.

Ángel Goñi-Moreno, CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) researcher, receives a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC)
17 March 2022

Ángel Goñi-Moreno, researcher from the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA/CSIC), receives this European grant for the ECCO project, which

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Keeping our skin healthy: the first step to prevent food allergy
16 March 2022

The “Plant Allergens” research group, from the Polytechnical University of Madrid, led by Professor Araceli Díaz Perales, has described how damage in the skin

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Green light to the commercialization of the first human vaccine made in plants
03 March 2022

The authorization of this vaccine represents an important milestone for the biotechnological industry of plant-made recombinant pharmaceuticals, an area in which the

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How does Flowering locus T2 work in poplar? Shedding light on its novel functions
24 February 2022

Novel functions of the floral integrator FT2 in poplar by controlling gibberellin (GA) pathway: promoting shoot apex development and limiting internode

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Plant-Pest Interactions: a research topic of interest for pest control
09 February 2022

A researcher from the CBGP writes, in collaboration with European researchers, the three editorials published in a special issue on plant-pest interaction, which has

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Professor Luis Rey, researcher at the CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC), awarded the Science and Technology for Society UPM Award
08 February 2022

This award recognizes his large activity of scientific dissemination, his work aimed at bringing science closer to the public and the impact of the initiatives

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Epigenetic modifiers regulate flowering time in Brassica crops
07 February 2022

CBGP researchers discover that the epigenetic mechanisms regulating flowering are conserved but work differently between model plants and Brassica crops.

Transcriptomic landscape of hervibore oviposition in Arabidopsis: a systematic review
24 January 2022

Researchers from the CBGP group "Plant-Phytophagous Molecular Interactions" studied the transcriptomic response of Arabidopsis to oviposition.

Towards laboratory automation
21 January 2022

Biofoundries are facilities that automate current manual processes in molecular biology, bioengineering and synthetic biology. This leads to more rigorous and

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Identified the key role of the phytohormone ABA in the response to Nitrogen availability in the root endodermis
20 January 2022

Nitrate is an essential nutrient for plants and at the same time a very powerful signaling molecule that modulates multiple aspects of plant growth and development,

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Plant Science’s Contribution to fighting viral pandemics: COVID-19 as a case study
19 January 2022

About the potential of plants for pandemics.

The relevance of plant LTPs: from agriculture to health
19 January 2022

The team led by Prof. Araceli Díaz Perales has published a review about this protein family, where they remark their potential use in crop improvement, as well as in

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Dr. Pedro Crevillén appointed group leader at Plant Development CBGP programme
19 January 2022

Dr. Pedro Crevillén Lomas has been appointed as new group leader at CBGP (UPM-CSIC/INIA) after having achieved a Científico Titular position within the

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Dr. José M Jiménez-Gómez joins CBGP to lead the new Adaptive Genetics and Genomics Lab
19 January 2022

Dr. José M. Jiménez-Gómez has recently established the Adaptive Genetics and Genomics Lab in the ...

The CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) redesigns and launches its new website to coincide with the start of its new accreditation as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence (2022-2025)
18 January 2022

The new website improves the dissemination of CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) activities, incorporates more transparent information on the operation of the center, and advances

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May the dark be with roots: Effects of root illumination in vitro experiments
14 January 2022

The root system generates an underground network that is essential for the plants as it anchors the plants to the soil, provides nutrients and water and facilitates

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Ecological distribution and evolutionary value of the global microbiome
16 December 2021

Published in the journal Nature the article "Towards the biogeography of prokaryotic genes" with the participation of the Comparative Metagenomics Lab of the CBGP led

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Dr. Mónica Navarro receives from the Minister of Agriculture the Fertiberia`s second Award for her doctoral thesis directed by Dr. Luis Rubio at the CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC)
26 November 2021

Dr. Mónica Navarro Rodríguez receives from the Minister of Agriculture the Fertiberia second Award for her doctoral thesis "Molybdenum Metabolism in Azotobacter

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Flowering genes modulate plant tolerance to virus infection
23 November 2021

Plant tolerance to virus infection requires functional alleles of flowering repressor genes.

eggNOG-mapper v2: efficient functional annotation of genomes and metagenomes
19 November 2021

Functional annotation of genomes and metagenomes is a key step in this era of high throughput sequencing of DNA. The new eggNOG-mapper version, published in Molecular

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The CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) researcher Dr. Jaime Huerta-Cepas have been listed by Clarivate™ among the world’s most influential researchers in the multidisciplinary research field
17 November 2021

Each year, Clarivate™ identifies in this group a select number of researchers who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. In 2021, fewer

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Rhizobia that nodulate lupins do so efficiently if they have a secretory nanosyringe
17 November 2021

Rhizobia are soil bacteria known to provide atmospheric nitrogen to legumes by releasing them from nitrogen fertilizers. The rhizobia-legume interaction occurs in

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Mechano-biochemical principles of anisotropic root growth
15 November 2021

In this article by @PlantDynamics we developed a next generation computer model of plant root growth that incorporates biomechanics with biochemical processes

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Lo que las esponjas marinas pueden decirnos sobre la evolución del cerebro
05 November 2021

Un consorcio internacional de investigadores liderado por el laboratorio del Dr. Detlev Arendt (EMBL, Alemania), y en el que participa el laboratorio de Genómica

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Lifestyle and niche adaptation play an important role in the selection of the chemosensory receptor profile of bacteria
22 October 2021

A collaborative work between the "Phytopathogenic Bacteria" and the "Comparative Genomics and Metagenomics" groups reveals that selection and evolution of the

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Shaping the organ: How plants make forms
13 October 2021

How do plants make organs? This simple but intriguing question has been the subject of research for almost a century. In this article we will go through the history

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Different strains of the same virus differentially alter typical plant developmental traits, including secondary cell wall deposition
08 October 2021

CBGP researchers from the ‘Plant Virus Biotechnology’ group, together with groups from Valencia (Spain) and Vancouver (Canada) describe for the first time the impact

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How Do Pathogens Evolve Novel Virulence Activities?
20 September 2021

This is one of the Top 10 Unanswered Questions identified by scientists doing research in molecular plant microbe interactions, addressed by the journal MPMI® in a

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Arabidopsis uses Zinc-toxicity as a defence mechanism against the necrotrophic fungus Plectosphaerella cucumerina
16 September 2021

Researchers from the CBGP (UPM-INIA) belonging to the groups "Metal homeostasis in plant-microbe interactions" and "Plant innate immunity and resistance to

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Researchers' night at CBGP
14 September 2021

Interactive workshops for children, adolescents and families at the Laboratory of Plant Cultivation and Greenhouses of the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics

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The co-chaperone HOP3 plays an essential role in jasmonate hormone signaling and in plant defense
14 September 2021

Researchers at CBGP unveil that the co-chaperone HOP3 is able to regulate the jasmonic acid hormonal network by means of the correct folding and activity of its

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Green technology to fight pollution: How poplar trees manage to degrade persistent carcinogenic polluta
13 September 2021

Los chopos tienen una capacidad demostrada para absorber y metabolizar bifenilos policlorados (PCBs), una familia muy relevante de contaminantes persistentes con

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Spider mite egg extract modifies Arabidopsis response to future infestations
06 September 2021

Researchers from the CBGP group "Plant-Phytophagous Molecular Interactions" studied the transcriptomic response of Arabidopsis to the mite egg extract and its

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How translation is adapted to plant characteristics?
30 August 2021

Researchers at the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA) and at La Mayora (IHSM-UMA-CSIC) reveal some of the most interesting peculiarities of

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Development of a new system for detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 by researchers from the CBGP
02 August 2021

Researchers form Plant Allergens groups at CBGP take part, in collaboration with the Optics, Photonics and Biophotonics group at CTB, in the development of an

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CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) awarded a new accreditation as Centre of Excellence Severo Ochoa
19 July 2021

This new Severo Ochoa accreditation is a recognition of the scientific excellence and technological innovation of the CBGP and a boost for the development of its new

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Disentangling transcriptional responses in plant defense against arthropod herbivores
07 July 2021

In this work, a transcriptomic meta-analysis was used to disentangle transcriptional responses in plant defense against arthropod herbivores. This strategy was

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Tolerance to aluminum: from model plant to crop
06 July 2021

Using data generated from basic research we have determined the function of STOP1 and ALMT1 in rye tolerance to aluminum toxicity and low pH in the soil. This

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Cell populations synchronized through plant hormones
02 July 2021

Synchronizing gene expression in complex eukaryotic communities is challenging. The PlantDynamics lab constructed a synthetic system inspired by bacteria response to

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A chromatin switch attenuates abiotic stress responses during the floral transition
02 July 2021

Plants react to environmental challenges by integrating external cues and endogenous signals to maximize survival and fitness. This work reveals a chromatin switch

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José Manuel Palacios elected Director of ETSIABB
18 June 2021

The entire CBGP community would like to congratulate José Manuel Palacios who has been elected Director of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica,

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Identification and functional analysis of MADS12, a gene involve in the reactivation of growth after winter in trees
11 June 2021

Identification and functional analysis of MADS12, a gene involve in the reactivation of growth after winter in trees.

he best attack does not always start by a good defense: Higher plant tolerance/resistance may be an evolutionary advantage for viruses
10 June 2021

CBGP researchers report that, depending on the plant population structure for tolerance, viruses evolve to promote plant resistance or plant tolerance depending on

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First Spanish-Chinese Workshop of the Centre of Excellence for Plant-Environment Interactions (CEPEI) held last 31st May and 1st June 2021
08 June 2021

The First Spanish/Chinese Workshop of CEPEI took place in 2 half-day sessions last 31st May and 1st June 2021. The event brought together thirteen keynote speakers

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Integration of Single-cell Omics with Gene Regulatory Network Reconstruction maximizes dissection of molecular processes
07 June 2021

In multicellular organisms, the functionality of cells requires the acquisition of specific identities and molecular fingerprints. The analysis of organisms at the

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UPM and the Pozuelo Council promote scientific and technological culture among young people
04 June 2021

UPM and the Pozuelo Council have signed a collaboration agreement to develop several dissemination activities to show how research and innovation are faced in the

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Single-cell disection of Lateral Root ontogeny
03 June 2021

Plants can generate new organs throughout their life. We dissect through Single-cell RNA-seq how lateral roots (the postembric organs that form the bulk of the root

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New CBGP (UPM-INIA) Scientific Advisory Board appointed
28 May 2021

The newly appointed CBGP (UPM-INIA) Scientific Advisory Board will jointly supervise and support the research activities of CBGP and contribute to the further

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Characterization of the wider collection of mycoviruses infecting the fungus Botrytis cinerea for its use as biocontrol agents
20 May 2021

Botrytis cinerea is the fungus that causes gray mold in a wide range of host. The disease caused by this fungus causes serious economic losses for growers in a wide

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CBGP Teams Up with Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales (Sacyr) to Improve Solid Urban Waste Treatment Processes
19 May 2021

In the MICROUWAS-BIO project metagenomics will be used to characterize the microorganisms involved in the biodigestion of urban waste organic matter.

Sabater 2021 Award granted to Javier Cabrera
17 May 2021

We are pleased to inform that Javier Cabrera has been selected among other excellent applicants as the winner of the SABATER 2021 award granted for young SEBP

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CBGP launches it new Scientific Programme on Synthetic Biology and Bioengineering of Plants and associated Microorganisms (SynBIO2)
12 May 2021

Print español español CBGP launches it new Scientific Programme on Synthetic Biology and Bioengineering of Plants and associated Microorganisms (SynBIO2) This SynBIO2

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Identified a new function of CERES in plant defense against potyviruses
11 May 2021

Researchers from the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA) reveal how a translational regulator induces different defense responses against

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CBGP (UPM-INIA) welcomes the EC study on new genomic techniques
30 April 2021

CBGP (UPM-INIA) welcomes the EC study on new genomic techniques and wants to thank the EU Council for having requested it. As EU-SAGE member, the CBGP (UPM-INIA) has

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Proteome Analysis Reveals a Significant Host-Specific Response in Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae Endosymbiotic Cells
26 April 2021

The Rhizobium-legume symbiosis is the result of a delicate adaptation of both partners into an efficient nitrogen-fixing entity that constitutes a model plant-microbe

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CBGP (UPM-INIA) gets the P1 Biosafety Seal for all its main building labs
22 April 2021

he CBGP (UPM-INIA) has recently receive the P1 Biosafety Seal for all the labs of its main whole domain. This accreditation is granted by the Spanish

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First Spanish/Chinese Workshop - Centre of Excellence for Plant-Environment Interactions (CEPEI) 2021 (2)
19 April 2021

The Centre of Excellence for Plant-Environment Interactions (CEPEI), a recently established joint international research Initiative created to maximize the synergies

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The CBGP supports EU-SAGE Letter to European Commission calling for a proportionate, non-discriminatory approach to innovative plant breeding
13 April 2021

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) joins the Letter recently submitted to the European Commission (EC) by the European Sustainable

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Computational predictions of receptor proteins-glycans interactions triggering plant immunity
09 April 2021

Big congratulations to the CBGP’s Plant innate immunity and resistance to necrotrophic fungi research group. The Plant Journal has selected one of their recent

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A peptide transporter participates in nodule metal homeostasis
07 April 2021

Disregulation of peptide transporter MtYSL7 affects plant growth, nitrogen fixation rates, and nodule metal concentration.

Old genetic resources and new genomic tools for a resilient agriculture
12 March 2021

Plant genetic resources are potential sources of biodiversity, especially useful in the current climate change scenario. The genotyping of more than 500 varieties of

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Plants in the fight against Covid-19
09 March 2021

Dr. Fernando Ponz, PI of the CBGP’s Plant Virus Biotechnology research group

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CBGP Balancing Gender Programme (cBGp)
08 March 2021

Coinciding with 8M, International Women's Day, we launched the "CBGP Balancing Gender Program" (cBGp).

The CBGP organizes the CBGP_S3-Forum on “Novel Genome Editing Technologies: Evolution and Revolution”
02 March 2021

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) organizes, in the frame of its CBGP_S3-Forum Program, the Workshop “Novel Genome Editing Technologies: Evolution and Revolution” that aims to

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Development of synthetic biology tools for the expression of recombinant proteins in rice plastids
25 February 2021

There are proteins encoded by nuclear DNA that are synthesized with an N-terminal signal (Transit Peptide) that mediates interaction with of translocator complexes on

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Mixed‐linked β‐1,3/1,4‐glucans derived from the cell walls of microorganisms and plants trigger disease resistance responses in plants
17 February 2021

The Plant Immunity Group of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) has studied together with the company Plant Response Biotech,, a CBGP spin-off, and within the framework of an

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International Women’s and Girls' Day in Science
09 February 2021

To promote scientific vocations in girls, it is essential that they have real references, and for this, this Thursday, two of the scientists of the CBGP will tell us

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Sweet Immunity: plant cell wall is a dynamic structure determining plant disease resistance to pathogens and fitness
29 January 2021

CBGP researchers demonstrate the key role of plant cell wall in the regulation of specific plant immune responses opening the possibility to enhance crops disease

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Repression of barley cathepsins, HvPap-19 and HvPap-1, differentially alters grain composition and delays germination
29 January 2021

Researchers from CBGP demuestran the role of two gene encoding cysteine-proteases of barley (cathepsins F- and B-like) associated with the mobilization of grain

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The price of the induced defence against pests: a meta-analysis
21 January 2021

Researchers from CBGP demonstrate through a meta-analysis the importance of the different variables that surround the plant-arthropod interaction as well as the

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How plants keep track of time to develop
14 January 2021

Time tracking is vital for plants because many plant processes occur periodically. Branching of the root system is driven by a molecular clock known as the Root

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Nitric Oxide, an essential intermediate in the plant-herbivore interaction
13 January 2021

Researchers from CBGP compile in a perspective article the role of nitric oxide (NO) and associated molecules with the NO metabolic pathway in the generation of plant

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How do plants build on their favorite nutrient?
11 January 2021

Plants adapt their growth to nutrient availability in the soil. One of most pressing global food challenges is to engineer plants towards more efficient nutrient

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Computational predictions of receptor proteins-glycans interactions triggering plant immunity
28 December 2020

CBGP researchers have developed a computational pipeline that predicts interactions between plant immunity receptors and glycoligands from microbial or plant cell

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Democratizing precision farming through prediction of the soil microbiome from environmental features
18 December 2020

When technical or financial resources are limited, agrofood microbiome-engineering strategies could be assisted through prediction of current or future microbiome

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Change in the presidency of SOMMa: Maria A. Blasco substitutes Luis Serrano
16 December 2020

After three years as president of the Severo Ochoa – María de Maeztu Alliance, Luis Serrano, director of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) ends his term and

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Signaling for
14 December 2020

Pectin esterification and vesicular traffic are part of the Root Clock oscillating signaling system that initiates lateral roots. This signaling alters the stiffness of cell walls and the

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Discovery of a new strategy to improve Nitrogen use efficiency in crops
09 December 2020

Nitrogen (N) is an essential macronutrient and its availability in the soil is a crucial factor for the growth, distribution and productivity of crops. In the present

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Unraveling the role of HOP as a central hub in response to stress in plants
03 December 2020

Researchers at the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA) analyze the role of the HSP70-HSP90 co-chaperone HOP in plant response to stress.

Comparative transcriptomics reveals hidden issues in the plant/pest interaction
06 November 2020

Here, we show the potential of combining: i) high throughput transcriptomic data of the Arabidopsis response to a pest, the spider mite Tetranychus urticae, with ii)

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CBGP researchers disclose a novel nexus involved in balancing growth with plant stress responses
04 November 2020

Plants respond to environmental stresses with growth reduction and premature phase transition which, in turn, leads to significantly reduced plant productivity. A profound understanding of the

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Chromatin dynamics contribute to the spatio-temporal expression pattern of virulence genes in a fungal plant pathogen
03 November 2020

Plant pathogens use the so-called virulence factors to colonize their host. The genes that codify such proteins are tightly regulated and are only induced during host

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The Nitrogen Fixation in Cereals Project Enters Phase III
27 October 2020

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) receives $6.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for development of biological nitrogen fixation

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Leading scientific and innovative business associations call together to put R&D&I at the heart of the country's strategy
27 October 2020

The announcement is made in light of the recent approval of the preliminary draft of the Spanish government’s budget which announces an investment of more than

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CBGP researchers discover a novel group of plant cell wall-derived elicitors
21 October 2020

Plant diseases have devastating consequences on crops, causing losses of up to 30% in crop production. Fortunately, plants have developed a robust immune system that

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Plant Allergens research group develops a new system for food allergy diagnosis
20 October 2020

Plant Allergens research group, led by Araceli Díaz at CBGP, in cooperation with Optics, Photonics and Biophotonics research group at CTB, has developed a novel

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Blue light perception by epiphytic Pseudomonas syringae drives chemoreceptor expression enabling efficient plant infection
16 October 2020

Foliar bacterial pathogens must adapt to the environment on the leaf surface and eventually enter the plant tissue and cause disease. Therefore, the study of the

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Described a new plant immunity pathway in tomato that confers enhanced resistance against the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae
15 October 2020

The heterologous expression of the YODA gene from Arabidopsis thaliana (AtYDA) in tomato plants activates a new immunity pathway that confers enhanced resistance to

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Susanna Manrubia (CNB-CSIC) has been nominated External Advisor of the Computational/Systems Biology and Genomics Program (CsBGP) of the CBGP
14 October 2020

Susanna Manrubia is an internationally recognized expert in developing theoretical and computational models for the evolution of molecular populations, and in the

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2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: CRISPR/Cas9
08 October 2020

The 2020 Chemistry Nobel prize was awarded yesterday to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the discovery of the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors.

The Centre of Excellence for Plant-Environment Interactions (CEPEI) announces the result of its first call for collaborative research projects (2)
05 October 2020

CEPEI is a joint research and innovation initiative between three centres of excellence: Spain’s CBGP (UPM-INIA), and the Chinese Academy of Science’s IGDB and PSC.

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21 September 2020

The fungus Plectosphaerella cucumerina is a pathogen of some crops and a model organism for the study of Arabidopsis thaliana basal and nonhost resistance to

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MtCOPT2 is a mycorrhiza-specific copper transporter
11 September 2020

In this work, we study the first metal transporter specific of a symbiosis essential for growth of 85% terrestrial plants in natural environments and for sustainable

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Angel Goñi-Moreno joins the new Synthetic Biology and Bioengineering Program of the CBGP to lead the new Biocomputing group
07 September 2020

Dr. Ángel Goñi-Moreno joins the new CBGP Synthetic Biology and Bioengineering program, and establishes the Biocomputation Lab. He comes from Newcastle University

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Dsup, a protein unique to tardigrades, protects DNA from radiation: How does it do it?
01 September 2020

Dsup, a protein unique to tardigrades, protects DNA from damage produced by radiation and radicals. We present the first computational study on the Dsup-DNA interaction at atomic detail. Our

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Metal nicotianamine transporter MtYSL3 delivers iron and zinc for nitrogen fixation
31 August 2020

The iron and zinc delivered by the YSL3 protein is used in symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legume root nodules, one of the main sustainable alternatives to the overuse

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Antonio Molina (CBGP Director) joints the new SOMM alliance Executive Board as Executive Director
25 August 2020

Four new delegates and a new executive director will design and execute in coordination with the presidency the strategies for communication, visibility, I+D+i, global impact and intitutional

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How virus infections alter plant developmental traits. A case study of flower stalk elongation
03 August 2020

The virus-induced alteration in the developmental pattern of the flower stalk is associated to the kind of intracellular dynamics of a non-structural viral protein, which is governed by the

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Open Statement of EUSAGE (European Sustainable Agriculture Through Genome Editing)
24 July 2020

Agriculture and food production must become more sustainable in a world facing an increasing, more affluent world population, climate change, and environmental

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New CBGP (UPM-INIA) Directory Board appointed
07 July 2020

The new CBGP (UPM-INIA) Directory Board which will jointly supervise and support the activities of CBGP was appointed on February 12th, 2020 for the 4 years-term.

Wheat: a strategic crop to feed world increasing population
02 July 2020

CBGP (UPM-INIA) initiates a strategic research and innovation program on wheat. This research will generate new wheat varieties with better adaptation to environment

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SlCDF4 as a new key factor controlling tomato size and composition
01 July 2020

El tomate es uno de los cultivos mas importantes a nivel global y un modelo para estudiar la biología de desarrollo y calidad de fruto. Aunque se han identificado varios genes implicados en

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TOMAS RUIZ ARGÜESO: Brief sketch of a life among rhizobia
29 June 2020

Tomas Ruiz Argüeso (Villamol 1943 - Madrid 2020) was Full Professor of Microbiology and, until his death, Emeritus Professor at CBGP and Department of

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How roots of crops adapt to climate change?
19 June 2020

Plant roots are responsible for water and nutrients uptake, but changes in soil temperatures associated to climate change alters this process limiting crop growth. Root traits for adaptation to

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Atomic structure of the most critical protein for global nitrogen fixation determined EN
17 June 2020

The 3D atomic structure of the nitrogenase cofactor maturase NifB has been solved at high resolution uncovering a unique mechanism to control formation of highly reactive radical species by the

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The regulation of germination: an updated guide for researchers
15 June 2020

The ability of a seed to germinate and establish a plant at the correct time of year is of vital importance from an ecological and economic point of view. This paper reviews the mechanisms that

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Dr. Andrea Sánchez Vallet joins the Interactions of Plants with Environment (IPM) program of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) EN
09 June 2020

Her research aims to understand the molecular bases involved in the interaction between plants and potential pathogens and to determine the key pathogen components

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Seed dormancy and chemical modifications of nucleic acids
08 June 2020

This review focuses on new mechanisms of controlling gene expression during seed dormancy: the oxidation and methylation of the mRNA and DNA. The biological significance of these chemical

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PlantResponse Biotech, a spin-off of the CBGP (UPM-INIA), leads AgBiotech investment in Europe in 2019
25 May 2020

The Agri-FoodTech investment continues to break records across the world, reaching $20 billion in 2019, up more than 6-fold the 2012. Investment. PlantResponse Biotech SL has

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Identified a transporter that delivers iron to symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in root nodules
12 May 2020

The iron delivered by the FPN2 protein is used in symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legume root nodules, one of the main sustainable alternatives to the overuse of nitrogen fertilizers.

Progress toward the isolation of
23 April 2020

High-resolution, cell type-specific analysis of gene expression greatly enhances the understanding of developmental regulation and responses to external stimuli in any multicellular organism. A

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Plant defences against Tetranychus urticae: mind the gaps
20 April 2020

Plant defences against phytophagous arthropods include multiple molecular events, since the perception to the final synthesis of defensive compounds. This review deals with teh current knowledge

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Computational analyses unveil key amino acids of lipid antigen-presenting proteins in the initial stages of allergen recognition
15 April 2020

The molecular recognition that triggers the immune response to allergens start at the loading of molecules onto antigen-presenting proteins that activate T-cell receptors. CD1d is the protein in

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Novel Genome Editing Technologies: first report of consumers attitude towards the use of these technologies
13 April 2020

The Norwegian GENEinnovate consortium has published the first report on Norwegian consumers attitudes towards the use of gene editing in livestock and crop plants in

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Structural clues for unraveling the first stage of lipid-antigen presentation in immune responses to allergies
07 April 2020

The complex response of the human immune system to the presence of hazardous molecules is triggered through their recognition by T-cell receptors facilitated by antigen-presenting proteins. We

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FIRST COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS CALL OF THE SINO SPANISH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR PLANT-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS (CEPEI) (2)
03 April 2020

The Center of Excellence for Plant-Environment Interactions (CEPEI), an international research center created to maximize the synergies between Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas

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Insights into the function of the new chromatin remodeling complex in plants
01 April 2020

Chromatin remodeling processes play essential roles in the regulation of various physiological processes in plants through changes in gene expression. In this work we discuss recent progress in

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The CBGP gets a grant to acquire new equipment for its Systems Biology and Modelling Lab (SysBioM) (2)
23 March 2020

CBGP (UPM-INIA) has received recently a competitive grant from the Spanish Research Agency/Ministry of Science and Innovation for setting-up a new scientific

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The suitability of plants against new human virus diseases, also against coronaviruses
19 March 2020

The use of plants as biofactories allows the production of very high amounts of human virus proteins suited for the quick development of vaccines and diagnostic tools

Pathogen emergence: virus infections cannot be isolated from their environment
19 March 2020

How does the environment influence the transmission dynamics and emergence of pathogens? A new study of plant-virus infections suggests the organization of ecosystems is flexible and adapts to

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The poly(A) site selection and the salicylic acid signaling modulate the responses to low nitrogen availability
04 March 2020

Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for plant growth and production. For plant improvement, we need to identify and understand the mechanisms that plants have evolved to cope with N deficiency.

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New functions of CDF factors in the regulation of plant growth and metabolism
04 March 2020

In terrestrial environments, water and nutrient availabilities and temperature conditions are highly variable, and especially in extreme environments limit survival, growth and reproduction of

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CBGP researchers discover a gene that regulates plants’ disease resistance and cell wall composition
28 February 2020

Plant diseases have devastating consequences on crops, causing losses of up to 30% of yield. Plants have developed a robust immune system that allows them to defend against pathogens and pests.

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Nicotianamine-enabled iron delivery for nitrogen fixation
27 February 2020

Iron delivered by the NAS2 protein is used by legume nodules to carry out nitrogen fixation, one of the main sustainable alternatives to the overuse of nitrogen fertilizers.

The weakening of endosperm cell walls is mediated by mannanases secreted from the aleurone layer of germinating barley seeds
21 February 2020

Cereal seeds (wheat, rice, maize, barley...) constitute the first world crop. In this work, it is described that mannans are particularly abundant in barley seeds and the study of mannanases and

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Designing new molecular breeding tools for strategies of drought tolerance in Vicia
18 February 2020

Common vetch is a legume with high content of vegetable protein. This crop is relevant in sustainable agriculture systems by avoiding the use of nitrogen fertilizers, reducing CO2 emissions and

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Proof that chloroplasts can host active Nitrogenase
10 February 2020

The Caro and Rubio labs, in the context of the "BNF Cereals" Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project, show that tobacco can be engineered to produce active

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The First Spanish/Chinese Workshop
07 February 2020

CEPEI, a newly established international research center created to maximise the

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Harnessing beneficial plant-fungus interactions to confront climate change effects
06 February 2020

To confront global climate change effects, agricultural innovations must be embraced. To achieve maximum improvements, the agricultural innovations should not focus

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The CBGP (UPM-INIA) celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a contest and at event at the centre facilities on February 11
31 January 2020

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11, 2020), the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics, CBGP (UPM-INIA), organizes the first contest of

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Biosynthesis of Nitrogenase Cofactors
29 January 2020

Research in the laboratory of Prof. Luis Rubio aims at understanding the biochemical processes and mechanisms that enable biological N2 fixation, the reduction of inert N2 gas into ammonia. A

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Biocontrol capabilities of the genus Serratia for sustainable agriculture: Enterobacteria with a unique secondary metabolism
20 January 2020

Serratia are enterobacterias, widely diverse and occupying many different habitats such as water, soil, plants, vertebrates and humans. They share a rich secondary metabolism and are

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Advances deciphering the epigenome of plants
09 January 2020

Epigenetic regulation in plants has enormous implications for crop improvement and agriculture. Researchers at Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA) used next-generation

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Gain and loss of accessory genes accelerates gene sequence divergence and promotes speciation in prokaryotes
12 December 2019

A recent study in Nature Communications led by CBGP researcher Dr. Jaime Iranzo compares the tempos of genome evolution through acquisition and loss of accessory genes and through mutations in

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Identification of a specific regulator of protein synthesis in plants
10 December 2019

Researchers at the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA) reveal how plants modulate protein synthesis to adapt it to their living style.

A step closer to nitrogen-fixing plants
03 December 2019

The study shows the power of combining synthetic biology and hard-core biochemistry to engineer a critical step of nitrogenase biosynthesis in yeast..

Forest Genomics and Biotecnology
03 December 2019

This ebook addresses research in genomics and biotechnology to improve the growth and quality of forest trees for wood, pulp, biorefineries and carbon capture.

Uncover the mechanism by which poplar measures the night hours to determine its annual growth period
27 November 2019

Researchers at the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA) are leading an international study that shows how a circadian clock gene in poplars acts as a molecular sensor to

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Five scientific challenges led by women, L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science 2019 award
27 November 2019

The challenges of climate change and the protection of biodiversity, the minimization of the impact of plastics in the oceans, the impact of the gender perspective in the treatment of

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The Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) of Beijing and the Shanghai Centre for Plant Stress Biology (PSC) to establish a joint
12 November 2019

This new International centre will bring together three world-leading plants research institutes to tackle the global challenge of producing enough food for the world population by generating

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Dr. Alejandro Couce joins CBGP (UPM-INIA) as Junior Group Leader founded by Severo Ochoa
11 November 2019

Dr. Alejandro Couce joins the new CBGP Computational Systems Biology and Genomics program (UPM-INIA) with 6 years of postdoctoral experience in France (Paris, INSERM) and the

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The structure of Turnip mosaic virus, an important plant virus with a wide host range, has been solved
06 November 2019

Plant viruses with an elongated and flexuous architecture are problematic candidates for a detailed structural characterization, since the flexuous nature of their capsids prevents

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An Integrative Approach to Analyze Seed Germination in Brassica napus
04 November 2019

Farmers require vigorous seeds to ensure the establishment of their crops. Our study have used different integrative approaches to produce a more comprehensive understanding of the regulation of

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Chemoperception of specific amino acids controls phytopathogenicity in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato
23 October 2019

There is substantive evidence that chemotaxis, the directional migration of cells in response to chemical gradients, is a key requisite for efficient pathogenesis in plant pathogens, facilitating

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Viruses at the interface between wild plants and crops
18 October 2019

Inoculum flows between wild reservoirs and crops is assumed to be central for plant virus emergence. This topic is addressed here focussing on the geminiviruses, a major group of emergent

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FAIR - more than a happy feeling!
04 October 2019

The FAIR Principles for publishing scientific data say that data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. Adherence to the FAIR Principles allows machines to correctly

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Identified the factors that determine the seed transmission rate of plant viruses
02 October 2019

Dr. Pagán´s group identifies the virus speed of within-host movement and its level of multiplication in the plant reproductive structures as key determinants of seed transmission rate, a central

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TV report on the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA) in the scientific and dissemination program Lab24 of TVE
18 September 2019

The Spanish Television program Lab24 published a report about the research and innovation activities carried out at the CBGP (UPM-INIA), which is one of the Spanish centers with the seal of

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The Centers and Units of Excellence grouped in SOMMa reiterate in a meeting with representatives of the Governments of the Regional Governments the impact of the Severo Ochoa - María de Maeztu program on the scientific and technological progresses of the
17 September 2019

On Monday, September 9th , there was a meeting between the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, senior officials of 15 Regional Governments, and 42 Spanish research institutions of

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Climate change could promote virus dispersal through seeds
16 September 2019

CBGP researchers discover that the increase of environmental light intensity, the main consequence of climate change, facilitates virus invasion of the seeds by altering plant defenses. This

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Dr. Jaime Iranzo is joining the CBGP (UPM-INIA) as a Ramón y Cajal Researcher
09 September 2019

Dr. Iranzo joints the new Computational/Systems Biology and Genomics Program of the CBGP (UPM-INIA). Dr. Iranzo has completed a 5-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for

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The CBGP (UPM-INIA) welcomes Dr. Angel Goñi-Moreno as visiting scientist
02 September 2019

Dr Goñi-Moreno is a Lecturer in Synthetic Biology at the School of Computing of Newcastle University (UK), and Principal Investigator at the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Biosystems

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VII Bioinformatics Student Symposium
27 August 2019

The Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics will host on 17 October 2019 the VII Bioinformatics Student Symposium organized by the Spanish Regional Group of Students (...

Plant defenses against pests driven by a bidirectional promoter
30 July 2019

The research team led by Dr.Isabel Diaz has identified and validated the functionality of a bidirectional promoter in the model species Arabidopsis thaliana. This work demonstrates the activation

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European scientists ask the EU Parliament and EU Commission reconsider genome editing for sustainable agriculture and food production
25 July 2019

One year ago today, the ECJ unfortunately took a very tough stand on genome editing with its strict legal decision. The European scientific community, representing 126 plant research institutes

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Warm ambient temperature effects on flowering time in Brassica crops
17 July 2019

One of the main challenges of our society is to cope with the negative impacts of climate change on agriculture. In a recent study published in The Plant Journal, CBGP researchers

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LHY2 Integrates Night-Length Information to Determine Timing of Poplar Photoperiodic Growth
12 July 2019

The research team led by Isabel Allona and Mariano Perales, in collaboration with Phil Wigge’s and Katja Jaeger’s teams, described a novel mechanism used by poplar to

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New multidrug transporter of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato involved in resistance to plant antimicrobials
09 July 2019

Multidrug resistance (MDR) efflux pumps protect bacteria against a wide spectrum of antimicrobial compounds. The number of studies on MDR systems in phytopathogenic bacteria is rather limited,

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To increase crop production with fewer fertilizers: The relevance of the phosphate
05 July 2019

Phosphate deficiency in soils is one of the major causes of agricultural production losses. Therefore, continuous fertilizers application is required to increase yield, but this excessive use has

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Cucumber mosaic virus as a potential selective pressure on Arabidopsis thaliana populations
27 June 2019

It has been proposed that in wild ecosystems viruses are often plant mutualists, whereas agroecosystems favour pathogenicity. We seek evidence for virus pathogenicity in wild ecosystems through

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Synthetic biology techniques to get better and more reproducible transgenic plants
24 June 2019

For more than 20 years, plant biologists have tried to achieve complete control of transgene expression. However, until the techniques to target transgenes to safe harbor sites in the genome

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CBGP postdoctoral researchers succeeded at the major European Congress on Allergy and Clinical Immunology by winning two awards
13 June 2019

Jaime Tomé Amat and María Garrido Arandia, Postdocs at the Plant Allergens group led by Araceli Díaz Perales, won awards for

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Plant proteases: from key enzymes in germination to allies for fighting gluten-related disorders
05 June 2019

The properties of plant proteases acting along seed germination encouraged us to explore an alternative approach for enzymatic gluten degradation to generate gluten-free wheat for celiac

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More and better genomic information just by changing the polyA
03 June 2019

Genes encode all information needed for the correct development and adaptation of organisms to changing environments. This information is transcribed via messenger RNAs to produce proteins. The

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The mold allergen Alt a 1 is related to asthma vía its interaction with the lung receptor SLC22A17
28 May 2019

Alt a 1, mold allergen released from spores of A. alternate, is related to asthma, although the molecular mechanism remains unclear. We described that Alt a 1 binds to SLC22A17, a receptor found

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CBGP PhD student awarded a double prize in the III Edition of
21 May 2019

Guadalupe Hernández Ramírez, a Predoctoral student at Molecular Basis of Allergenicity and Cross-Reactivity in Plant Food group led by Araceli Díaz Perales won a double prize in the 2019 Edition

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PlantResponse Biotech, a CBGP spin-off, named Top 50 Agtech companies of 2019 by THRIVE
16 May 2019

PlantResponse, a UPM spin-off company founded by CBGP researchers and a CBGP strategic partner, was named one of the 50 best agtech companies in 2019 by SGV Venture-THRIVE, a global AgTech

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The Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA) celebrates the 5th International Fascination of Plants Day
14 May 2019

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) will open its doors on May 17th to celebrate this day and to present its novel outreach and educative program “Food4All (F4A): Plant to reach the

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The endophytic fungus Serendipita indica helps to reduce Na+ accumulation in plants exposed to salinity
13 May 2019

Here is an increasing need to search for alternative strategies to improve tolerance to plant salinity. One of them is to give greater prominence to the microbiota that lives associated with

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The type VI secretion system of Rhizobium etli Mim1 has a positive effect in symbiosis with beans
24 April 2019

It is known that bacteria interact with other bacteria, with eukaryotes or with the environment, thanks to proteins that secrete outside the cytoplasm. So far, several secretion systems have been

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Engineering tree seasonal cycles of growth through chromatin modification
24 April 2019

We summarized the major findings of the chromatin-remodelling role during growth-dormancy cycles and we explored the transcriptional profiling of vegetative apical bud and stem tissues during

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CBGP Phd Student awarded during 6th European Chemical Biology Symposium
11 April 2019

Carmen Yuste-Calvo, a Predoctoral student at Plant Virus Biotechnology group led by Fernando Ponz won a prize for the best short presentation during 6th European Chemical Biology Symposium

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The relevance of being out of order: requirement of Intrinsically Disordered Regions for metalloenzyme biosynthesis
13 March 2019

Hydrogenases are key metalloenzymes for the bioproduction and oxidation of hydrogen with potential biotech applications, such as the generation of bio-based fuel cells. The activity of

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A decade at the forefront of Agroforestry Biotech
07 March 2019

The Plant Biotechnology and Genomics Center (CBGP), a mixture research center of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y

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TIR-Lectin two-domain protein confers defence properties against spider mite attack
01 March 2019

One protein with two domains, lectin and Toll-IL receptor is able to alter not only JA and SA but also different hormonal levels and to confer defence properties in

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Channelling of the metabolic flux through the Vick-Zimmerman pathway contributes to fine-tune plant defence
26 February 2019

Oxylipins play important roles in plant defense against biotic and abiotic cues. Because all oxylipins are derived from the same pathway, we investigated how their synthesis might be regulated,

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Unravelled new mechanistic insights into the role of histone acetylation in controlling the expression of floral repressor FLC in Arabidopsis
25 February 2019

We have demonstrated the role of the Arabidopsis YAF9 proteins in the control of different developmental processes. Our data support that YAF9A and YAF9B are histone H3 readers with unequally

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An interview with Prof. Francisco García Olmedo
14 February 2019

The Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering interviews Prof. Francisco García Olmedo, a retired UPM Full Professor, early inspirer and promoter of CBGP foundation.

CBGP participates in the R + D + M2 day Woman of Montegancedo
08 February 2019

CBGP researchers will celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science by taking part in R + D + M2 day Woman of Montegancedo, an event that will be hosted by the CAIT on 11th February

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La Caixa INPhINIT Phd Fellows joined CBGP
05 February 2019

CBGP recently incorporated two Phd students of prestigious La Caixa INPhINIT fellowship of 2017 call to develop projects related to plants-pest’s interactions and computational evolutionary

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CBGP researchers awarded with UPM prizes during celebration of St Thomas Aquino´s day
30 January 2019

The UPM celebrated the St Thomas Aquino´s day. During the ceremony two Group Leaders of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) were awarded with research prizes: Mark Wilkinson won the prize of the most cited UPM

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An interview with Prof. Pilar Carbonero
21 January 2019

Prof. Pilar Carbonero, a CBGP-UPM Full Professor, is interviewed by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering (in Spanish) about her long scientific career.

Environmentally sensitive molecular switches drive poplar phenology
15 January 2019

The CBGP research group “Circadian and seasonal control group of growth cycles-poplar dormancy” together in collaboration with the “Seasonal growth control in perennial plants” research group

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The first formal data publication from CBGP
03 January 2019

As part of the Severo Ochoa objectives for CBGP, we proposed to increase the quality and reusability of our data outputs, as well as increasing the number of high-quality publications from CBGP,

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Differential response of silencing HvIcy2 barley plants under biotic and abiotic stresses
20 December 2018

We have shown how barley lines with silenced cystatin responds differently under biotic and abiotic stresses. The functional specificity of cystatin changes plants proteolytic activities in

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Repression of some cysteine-proteases makes barley leaves more resistant to pest and pathogens
12 December 2018

Repression of two C1A barley cysteine-proteases results in thicker leaf cuticles, changes in the stomata pore area and causes some other physiological modifications. As a consequence, plants

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The seed embryo sends signals to the encapsulating endosperm to promote cell expansion events critical for germination
26 November 2018

This study identifies endosperm expansion during imbibition as a necessary key step in the regulation of germination and defines its control by an embryo-initiated gene network. This provides an

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A new plant immunity regulator that controls the production of reactive oxygen species during disease resistance responses
21 November 2018

Plants activate highly controlled immune responses against pathogens to avoid unnecessary processes that might negatively impact on plant fitness. CBGP researchers have discovered that MKP1

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The politicians are committed to implement urgent measures to protect and promote science in spain
19 November 2018

Representatives of the research centers belonging to the SOMMa alliance - bringing together the 41 Centers of Excellence Severo Ochoa (SO) which CBGP (UPM-INIA) is a member and María de Maeztu

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European scientists unite to safeguard precision breeding for sustainable agriculture
24 October 2018

Regulating genome edited organisms as GMOs has negative consequences for agriculture, society and economy.

MDPbiome: engineering microbiomes
03 October 2018

MDPbiome, a computer system to facilitate microbiome engineering through external perturbations, led by researchers from Wilkinson laboratory, has been published in Bioinformatics and presented

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Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato exploits light signals to optimize virulence and colonization of leaves
03 October 2018

Researchers of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) belonging to the group “Phytopathogenic Bacteria” have revealed that the pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato exploits light cues to maximize its

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Arabidopsis Kunitz Trypsin Inhibitors in Defence Against Spider Mites
13 September 2018

The CBGP group “Molecular Plant-Pest Interaction” revealed the role of the plant protease inhibitors type Kunitz in defence against spider mite (Tetranychus

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Virulence and signalling mechanisms are regulated by the length of the 3' ends of mRNAs in the rice blast fungus
12 September 2018

The results derived from the study carried out by the research groups of ...

11 September 2018

Adherence to the FAIR Principles - that scientific outputs should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable - is rapidly becoming a requirement of funding agencies and journals. This

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Genetic diversity analysis of cultivated and wild grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) accessions around the Mediterranean basin and Central Asia
03 September 2018

The CBGP group “GENETIC AND MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF CROP NATURAL VARIATION ”, in collaboration with researchers from University of Davis and USDA, CA (USA), University of Milan (Italy), University

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New perspectives about photoperiodic regulation of shoot apical growth in poplar
30 July 2018

The scientific group ‘Circadian and seasonal control of growth-dormancy cycle in poplar’ at CBGP (UPM-INIA) explores the conserved photoperiodic regulation between Arabidopsis flowering and the

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Zinc is required for legume nodule development
17 July 2018

Researchers from the CBGP (UPM-INIA) group “ Transition Metal Homeostasis in Plant-Microbe Interactions”, in collaboration with other teams, have described the role of MtMTP2 in nodule

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Paolo M. Triozzi, awarded for the best Poster at XIV RBMP celebrated in Salamanca, 4-6 July 2018
11 July 2018

The scientific committee of the Meeting of Molecular Biology of Plants celebrated this year awards the diploma as recognition of the best communication type Poster

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A complex network of ROS regulation is involved in the defence response of Arabidopsis against the two-spotted spider mite
04 July 2018

Researchers from the CBGP (UPM-INIA) group “Plant-pest molecular interactions” have revealed the existence of a complex network involving reactive oxygen species (ROS), related compounds and

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Metrics for quantitative evaluation of FAIR Data
03 July 2018

A core set of semi-quantitative metrics for the evaluation of FAIRness in data has been produced, which can be expanded by the community of users.

MtMOT1.2 is the transporter responsible for molybdate delivery to Medicago truncatula nodules
02 July 2018

Researchers from the CBGP (UPM-INIA) group “ Transition Metal Homeostasis in Plant-Microbe Interactions”, in collaboration with other teams, have describe the role of

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Two-hybrid systems are revisitedv
15 June 2018

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) researcher ...

14 June 2018

Seventeen partners from 8 European countries will meet for the H2020-funded project VIROPLANT kick-off meeting on June 20-21 in Torino (Italy).

Identified a family of cochaperones involved in plant thermotolerance to high temperatures
11 June 2018

Researchers from the CBGP (UPM-INIA) from the group "Regulation of translation under stress conditions in plants" have revealed the key role of HOP proteins in the establishment of long-term

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Spain: Industry sides with science
07 May 2018

Organizations of the industry, and associations connected to R+D+i express their support towards research, backing the petition of the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu alliance (SOMMa) which

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Postdoctoral Researcher Positions at the CBGP (UPM-INIA) (CBGP-Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence Research Program)
20 April 2018

CBGP (UPM-INIA) is seeking for outstanding candidates for 16 postdoctoral researcher positions in its three CBGP Transversal Scientific Programs (TSPs) and in its

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Identified a mechanism of SWR1-C recruitment to target genes in Arabidopsis
11 April 2018

Researchers of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) from the ¨Molecular Bases of Plant Developmental Phase Transitions¨ group, in collaboration with three more research teams, have revealed a key role for the

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Discovered a new plant immunity mechanism sharing regulatory elements with the stomata developmental pathway
21 March 2018

The constitutive activation of this novel immunity mechanism confers broad spectrum disease resistance to plants.

A non-host of a plant virus showing only apparent extreme resistance
15 March 2018

The deployment of viruses producing a fluorescent protein, and chimeric recombinant viruses have allowed the detection of systemic replicative viruses and the identification of the viral

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The Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and María de Maeztu Units (SOMMa) promotes Spanish Excellence in research and fosters the competitivity
14 March 2018

The Secretary of State of Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela, and the Director and Deputy Director of the Alliance, Luis Serrano and Teresa García-Milá, presented this new

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The amazing regenerative plasticity of plants. How is a new organ regenerated after embryogenesis?
13 March 2018

Research carried out by the laboratory of “ROOT ORGANOGENESIS, REGENERATION AND ROOTING” at the CBGP, in collaboration with researchers from the University Miguel Hernandez of Elche, has

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The genetic diversity of mammal reservoir host populations is a key factor in the emergence of rabies virus epidemics
12 March 2018

The CBGP research group of “Determinants of plant virus seed transmission and speciation”, in collaboration with researchers of the University of Sydney, has recently published a study in Ecology

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Silencing barley cystatins HvCPI-2 and HvCPI-4 specifically modifies leaf responses to drought stress
09 March 2018

Silenced barley plants for an inhibitor of C1A proteases show stay-green phenotypes and tolerance to water stress.

A CBGP paper among the Big Biology Breakthroughs of 2017
28 February 2018

The work by Burén et al. (doi:

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CBGP (UPM-INIA) will hold on May 30th-June 1st the third Edition of the Workshop “Frontiers in Plant Biology”, CBGP-10th Anniversary
19 February 2018

Thirteen leader researchers from international institutions of excellence will participate at the Workshop. They will present their scientific advances in different areas of plant biology,

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The important role of cell wall in plant immunity
14 February 2018

CBGP researchers review the current knowledge about plant cell wall integrity monitoring systems and their functions in triggering specific disease resistance and

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CBGP will collaborate in the new Master in Computational Biology of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
13 February 2018

The Computational Biology Master is integrated in the new Computational and Systems Biology and Genomics Program (CsBGP) of the CBGP (UPM-INIA).

A CBGP-based article reviewing the main effects of virus infections on plant development, gets the cover of a recent general book on Plant Viruses
06 February 2018

The paper ‘Viruses and Plant Development’, by Drs. Flora Sánchez and Fernando Ponz (CBGP group ‘Plant Virus Biotechnology’), has been chosen to illustrate the cover

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Inspiring Girls visita el CBGP (UPM-INIA) con motivo de la celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia EN
05 February 2018

El martes 13 de febrero, en el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia (11 de febrero, https://11defebrero.org/), hay programada una visita de

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MtCOPT1 mediates copper uptake by nodule cells in legume Medicago truncatula
23 January 2018

A study led by Dr. Manuel González-Guerrero shows the role of a copper transporter in nitrogen fixation in model legume Medicago truncatula.

Engineering nitrogenase for plants and fungi – What is achieved and what remains?
09 January 2018

In this review we discuss strategies to engineer plants to fix N2, with a special focus on recent advances in biochemistry, synthetic biology and plant

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CBGP (UPM-INIA) will holds on January 30th the first Junior Workshop Frontiers in Plant Biology
27 December 2017

Several junior researchers from international institutions of excellence will participate at the Workshop. They will present their scientific advances in different

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A CBGP (UPM-INIA) research group wins the second position at the II edition of UPM_innovatech 2T Challenge
13 December 2017

The submitted concept is a ground-breaking solution to solve one of the biggest problems of global agriculture: the excess of nitrogen fertilization.

A regulation for seed germination based on the physical separation of enzyme and substrate
11 December 2017

Dr. Raquel Iglesias Fernández has led a study that proposes a new mechanism controlling the seed germination of Brassica rapa and Sisymbrium officinale (Brassicaceae). This mechanism is based on

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Another step towards engineering biological nitrogen fixation: diversity of NifB, the key to FeMo-co biosynthesis
30 November 2017

NifB or how the most complex metal cofactor on nature is built. A study led by Carlos Echavarri, from the Biochemistry of Nitrogen Fixation group, compiles and analyzes the most complete database

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Identified a new plant virus species native of evergreen oak forests of the Iberian Peninsula and the factors associated with its incidence and population genetic diversity
28 November 2017

The CBGP research group of “Determinants of plant virus seed transmission and speciation” has recently published a study in Frontiers in Plant Science that contributes to the

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CBGP (UPM-INIA) offers 14 doctoral projects funded by La Caixa INPhINIT Programme
23 November 2017

Thanks to this programme, the chosen researchers stablish a plan to develop their career, which includes opportunities to move to other countries, sectors and disciplines, and counts on a

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New insights in the role of protein N-glycosylation in root development
15 November 2017

The group led by Dr. Juan Carlos del Pozo has identified a novel and viable allele of LEW3 gene, which encodes for an enzyme involved in protein N-glycosylation. This

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β-glucan-triggered plant innate immunity
14 November 2017

The research group of "Innate immunity and resistance to necrotrophic fungi" has recently published in The Plant Journal a study that allows to deepen the knowledge of the role of

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FAIR Principles awarded “best papers of 2016” by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
14 November 2017

Dr. Mark Wilkinson of the CBGP Biological Informatics research group was lead author of the

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´100xCiencia2´ meeting gathers ´Severo Ochoa´ Centres of Excellence and ´María de Maeztu´ Units of Excellence in Alicante
08 November 2017

Carmen Vela, the Spanish Secretary of State of Research, Development and Innovation, opened the meeting, and emphasized the importance of bringing closer science and business.

Tolerance is a virus-specific defence in plants
08 November 2017

Tolerance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Arabidopsis thaliana, following life-history theory predictions, is attained through reprogramming of the plant’s resource allocation from growth to

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Launch of the “Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence”
18 October 2017

The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence. The alliance’s target is to internationally promote

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IX Scientific Conference in CBGP
03 October 2017

CBGP (UPM-INIA) has just celebrated its ninth annual Scientific Conference. Fifteen researchers from the centre presented the results achieved during the last two years.

AllerScreening, a novel solution for the diagnosis of food allergy
02 October 2017

A European Project coordinated by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid will develop a new technology for detecting food allergies, which will enable its diagnosis in a simple and quick way.

Overexpression of DEMETER, a DNA demethylase, promotes early apical bud maturation in poplar
29 September 2017

Winter dormancy is a pivotal developmental and physiological process for the survival of the main terrestrial carbon sink: temperate and boreal forests. This work reveals the crosstalk between

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CBGP participates in the first fertilization congress organised by ACEFER
28 September 2017

Two CBGP (UPM-INIA) researchers attended as invited lecturers to the first congress organised by the Asociación Comercial Española de Fertilizantes (ACEFER) in Madrid.

A barley protease causes opposite effects against an acari and a fungus
26 September 2017

HvPap-1 is a barley protease induced by the attack of both, an acari and a fungus. However, when it is overexpressed or silenced opposite effects against both stresses are found.

First active NifB protein purified from a eukaryotic cell
25 September 2017

Expression of NifB from a methanogen in mitochondria of yeast and tobacco solved the problem of NifB insolubility in eukaryotic cells, a step necessary for the generation of nitrogen fixing

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The CBGP (UPM-INIA) counts on a new webpage
18 September 2017

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) has a new webpage with a more modern and intuitive design.

Pathogen-specific, plant cell wall-mediated immunity
04 September 2017

Immune deficiencies of plants impaired in heterotrimeric G protein are counterbalanced by defense reponses triggered by alteration of cell wall xylan.

Tpc1, a fungal-specific transcription factor required for polar growth and pathogenesis in the rice blast fungus
30 August 2017

Tpc1 es un regulador de desarrollo central en hongos filamentosos, que conecta la síntesis de especies reactivas de oxígeno y la vía de señalización de la MAPK Pmk1 con el control de la polaridad

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The chromatin protein EARLY BOLTING IN SHORT DAYS regulates seed dormancy in Arabidopsis
30 August 2017

This work shows that the plant specific protein EARLY BOLTING IN SHORT DAYS plays a central role in the regulation of seed dormancy in Arabidopsis controlling the expression of a number of seed

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New Junior Leader Programme of “la Caixa” Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship call opened
25 August 2017

30 postdoctoral fellowships at Universities and Research Centres of Spain, including the CBGP (UPM-INIA), are offered through this programme.

Molybdenum and zinc uptake by nitrogen-fixing cells in legume nodules
24 August 2017

Model legume Medicago truncatula MtMOT1.3 and MtZIP6 transporters respectively mediate molybdenum and zinc uptake by rhizobia-infected root nodule cells.

Chilling-responsive DEMETER-LIKE DNA demethylase mediates in poplar bud break
10 August 2017

This work reveals the crosstalk between DEMETER-mediated DNA demethylation, resetting of cellular metabolism and regulation of shoot apical growth during poplar bud break.

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) participates in 100xCiencia.2 event: Co-creating Values in Scientific Research
09 August 2017

Representatives of all the Centers of Excellence «Severo Ochoa» and Units of Excellence «María de Maeztu» will meet with outstanding representatives of the knowledge-based industry, economy and

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Fernando García-Arenal, Senior Virologist Prize
18 July 2017

The prize was granted after nomination by all plant virologists in the Spanish Society of Virology

Real-Time monitoring of transcriptional activity in poplar transactivation assays
13 July 2017

Using a stable reporter line, based on the circadian clock gene PtaLHY2, we developed a methodology to real time monitoring the regulation of transcription and signal transduction. With this

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MATI, a novel protein involved in the regulation of herbivore-associated signalling pathways
19 June 2017

The MATI protein (Mite AttackTrigger Immunity), unknown to now, induces the accumulation of reducing agents to avoid oxidative damage upon Tetranychus urticae infestation and modulates

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The olive pathogen Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi NCPPB3335 suppresses the plant defense response through the function of two proteins from the HopAO effector family
24 May 2017

Two proteins of the HopAO effector family, which suppress the plant defense responses, are involved in the Olive Knot disease caused by Pseudomonas savastanoi.

Early branching development of RAV1 engineered poplars, is maintained during a field trial
12 May 2017

An outdoor assay with genetically modified trees has shown that early branching development of RAV1 engineered poplars, is maintained during a field trial.

The Severo Ochoa programme recognises the scientific excellence of the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas
06 April 2017

The Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP), a joint research centre between the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología

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Nitrate-dependent sodium uptake for osmotic adjustment
02 April 2017

Arabidopsis plants take up sodium to decrease the water potential and keep their water content. Sodium uptake depends on nitrate although some other anions can substitute for nitrate in certain

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Unveiled the nature of the ligand of Pru p 3, the major allergen from peach
28 March 2017

The long sought nature of the ligand of Pru p 3, the major allergen from peach, finally unveiled, has allowed us to establish its participation into the protein activity at two key times of

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First attempt to assemble full functional nitrogenase in eukaryotes
14 March 2017

Synthetic biology (Voigt lab, MIT) and anaerobic biochemistry (Rubio lab, CBGP) were used to design and assess expression and mitochondria targeting of 9 nitrogen fixation gene products.

International women’s day 2017: the staff of the plant biotechnology and genomics center celebrates international women's day
08 March 2017

All the staff of the Center for Biotechnology and Plant Genomics have joined the initiative to celebrate together, for half an hour, International Women's Day, to claim equal opportunity between

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HOP3 is a new regulator of endoplasmic reticulum stress response
15 February 2017

Proper protein folding in the ER is vital to maintain cellular homeostasis. In this sense, there is a growing interest in the identification, as in the case of AtHOP3, of new regulators in this

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CDF3 orchestrates both flowering time and abiotic stress responses in Arabidopsis:
17 January 2017

Abiotic stresses such as drought and extreme temperatures are among the major environmental factors that limit plant growth, development and productivity.

The evolution of a key family of transcription factors in the seeds of angiosperm plants
16 January 2017

The B3-TFs VP1/ABI3, FUS3, LEC2 that can be traced back evolutionary to the non vascular plant Physcomitrella patens, play a central role in regulating other important TFs during Angiosperm seed

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A new approach for the generation and high-throughput detection of hydrogen-overproducing bacteria
20 December 2016

The great interest for hydrogen (H2) as energy vector underlies research programs aimed to improving its sustainable biological production.

Antonio Molina, co-founder of Plant Response Biotech, awarded with the Best Performance Prize ‘actúaupm 2016’
02 December 2016

The ‘actúaupm’ Program recognizes the performance of this start-up Company, which is contributing substantially to the development of a more productive and sustainable agriculture.

OBP4 regulates cell proliferation-and-differentiation balance and pluripotent cell formation
30 November 2016

The group led by Dr. Juan Carlos del Pozo has found that the transcription factor OBP4 activates cell proliferation in differentiated pericycle cells. This activation promotes the formation of

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Permanent Research Position in Computational and Biosystems Biology
28 October 2016

Position in Computational Biology is offered at the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA). All paperwork and requirements for this position (Offered Position Nº 99) is

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Plant Response Biotech, best European Agricultural and Green Biotech SME
30 September 2016

The Spanish company, a spin off from the UPM founded by two CBGP researchers, receives this recognition at the 7th edition of EuropaBio Awards for its highly innovative projects in

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Science highlights nitrogen fixing cereals as one major challenge in plant biotechnology
28 September 2016

El trabajo del laboratorio del Prof. Rubio en el CBGP aparece en una edición especial de Science.

A novel diamagnetic 8 Fe cluster
23 September 2016

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CBGP co-authored paper about FAIR data publishing espoused by the Leaders of the G20 Nations
19 September 2016

CBGP Informatics Group Leader Mark Wilkinson was lead author on the publication of the FAIR Data Principles in the Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific Data journal. These principles for open

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Gene silencing acts as an antiviral defense mechanism in Botrytis
19 September 2016

A research project led by Dra. María A. Ayllón from CBGP, in collaboration with Dra. Livia Donaire, has shown that gene silencing in Botrytis acts as mechanism of defense against the infection by

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Incipient cultivation modulates the evolution of recessive resistance to virus infection in a wild plant
08 September 2016

An international research project led by the CBGP group ‘Plant-virus interaction and co-evolution’, with the collaboration of researchers from French and Mexican institutions, shows how human

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Sugarcane hosts a rich and diverse fungal and bacterial microbiome with the potential to contribute to the crop’s sustainability
29 July 2016

Two publications by a consortium of researchers from the GeBioPAD (Genomics and Biotechnology of Plant-Associated Diazotrophs) CBGP group and the University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil) describe

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Three CBGP research groups develop business plans for their entrepreneurship ideas
27 July 2016

The aim is that by the end of the year these initial ideas become in real business plans and potentially give rise to future UPM startups.

WORKSHOP: New Frontiers in Plant Biology
27 July 2016

The second edition of the Workshop “New Frontiers in Plant Biology” took place on June 15-17 2016 in the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP), a joint research centre of the

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ERECTA and BAK1, two receptor-like kinases interact to regulate immune responses in Arabidopsis
30 June 2016

Researchers from the CBGP group “Plant innate immunity and resistance to necrotrophic fungi”, in collaboration with Dr. Keiko Torii from Washington University (USA), have demonstrated the role of

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Two CBGP graduate students are awarded in international scientific meetings for the quality of their research
23 June 2016

Laura Bacete and Sayanta Bera were distinguished with prizes to the quality of their research at the XIV Cell Wall Meeting (Chania, Crete, Greece) and the 13th International Plant Virus

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Identification of nitrogenase cofactor biosynthetic precursors on NifB
23 June 2016

The CBGP “Biochemistry of Nitrogen Fixation” group identifies initial FeMo-co precursors and elucidate crucial steps of NifB reaction mechanism.

El CBGP acoge una conferencia internacional en biología de plantas y sus aplicaciones tecnológicas
13 June 2016

El CBGP reúne en el CEI-Montegancedo de la UPM a científicos internacionales y representantes del sector empresarial, para dialogar sobre los avances en el conocimiento de la biología de la

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Flavonols regulate root light avoidance response and root growth
08 June 2016

The CBGP Group ‘Regulation of Lateral Root Development’ has identified the molecular mechanisms used by roots to escape from sunlight and the role of flavonols in integrating hormonal signaling

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CBGP sustainable agriculture research project awarded with a $5 million grant
01 June 2016

CBGP Professor Luis Rubio leads research aimed to obtain cereals with minimum requirements for nitrogen fertilizer.

How to publish data that is FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable)
11 May 2016

The CBGP Biological Informatics research Group recently published a formal methodology, with step-by-step guidelines for implementing the FAIR Principles for data publication, applied to

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Plant nutritional status conditions its immune response to a beneficial fungus
09 May 2016

The genomic and transcriptomic study of the endophyteColletotrichum tofieldiae in its interaction with Arabidopsis thaliana reveals new cues about the ability of plants to maximize survival in

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Immobilization of an industrial enzyme on nanonets derived from a plant virus
06 April 2016

The CBGP ‘Plant Virus Biotechnology’ group has achieved for the first time the nanoimmobilization of a lipase on 3D nanonets derived from an elongated plant virus.

Arabidopsis dna polymerase épsilon recruits components of polycomb repressor complex to mediate epigenetic gene silencing
31 March 2016

Researchers at CBGP unveil the existence of interplay between the DNA replication machinery and the PcG complexes in the control of different plant developmental processes, including flowering

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A new form of plant-microorganism symbiosis discovered at CBGP
17 March 2016

Researchers at CBGP have participated in the discovery of a new form of symbiotic association between an endophytic fungus and the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, published today in the journal

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The FAIR Principles herald more open, transparent, and reusable scientific data
15 March 2016

Today, March 15 2016, the FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship were formally published in the Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Data.

New directorate of CBGP
11 March 2016

Deputy Director of Scientific Infrastructures: Luis Manuel Rubio Deputy Director of Scientific Programs: Juan Carlos del Pozo Executive Director: Mª Ángeles Ayllón.

NADPH oxidases expression pattern determines ROS production in the plant response to pathogen attack
04 February 2016

Investigadores del CBGP establecen la importancia del control de la expresión de las enzimas NADPH oxidasas para que éstas produzcan la cantidad adecuada de especies reactivas de oxígeno que

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Antonio Molina Elected Director of Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP)
01 February 2016

He will lead the Directorate of CBGP (UPM-INIA) for the next four years.

CBGP project is a finalist in the third and final phase of the competition Actua UPM XII
10 December 2015

A group of researchers led by Dr. Marta Berrocal -Lobo presented a business plan for N -cycle project.

A proteomics study dissects the heat stress response leading to plant survival or death
30 November 2015

Researchers at CBGP identify new proteins involved in plant adaptation to heat stress.

Identification of the mechanism that regulates continuous tissue formation in plants
23 October 2015

The journal Science publishes a study developed through collaboration between the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIA and Duke University that identifies 5 factors as key

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PHYB-HOS1-CO module integrates red-light signals into Arabidopsis flowering
08 October 2015

Researchers at CBGP revealed the molecular mechanism mediating the red light-induced degradation of CO that regulates photoperiodic flowering in Arabidopsis.

Lights and Shadows of Polyploidy in Plants
05 October 2015

Investigadores del CBGP han revisado los últimos avances relativos a los mecanismos moleculares y celulares que subyacen en la tolerancia al estrés en plantas autopoliploides. La revisión resume

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Infections caused by closely related plant viruses differentially alter plant developmental pattern
21 September 2015

Un estudio internacional llevado a cabo en varios países, coordinado por investigadores del CBGP, demuestra la capacidad de las infecciones víricas de las plantas para alterar el plan de

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Sustainable agriculture through the root system
09 September 2015

Investigadores del CBGP desarrollan un nuevo sistema de cultivo, fácil de implementar en los laboratorios, para poder analizar de forma sistemática el desarrollo de las raíces cultivadas en

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BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION
19 August 2015

Three CBGP groups participate in comprehensive two-volume set Biological Nitrogen Fixation.

Histone variant H2A.Z mediates different aspects of chromatin function and modulates flowering responses in Arabidopsis
25 June 2015

Researchers at CBGP publish a review article in Plant Journal discussing the most recent advances concerning the function of H2A.Z, a key histone variant in the control of plant gene expression

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IDENTIFICATION OF THE TRANSPORTER RESPONSIBLE FOR IRON UPTAKE BY NITROGEN-FIXING CELLS IN MODEL LEGUME MEDICAGO TRUNCATULA
08 April 2015

Researchers at CBGP publish in Plant Physiology the identification and characterization of an iron transporter localized in model legume Medicago truncatula symbiotic root nodules. Iron is

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Do virus-resistant transgenic plants favour virus emergence?
25 March 2015

Utilizando una estrategia avanzada de evaluación de la bioseguridad de OMG, los resultados han permitido concluir con confianza que la probabilidad de este peligro potencial, la emergencia de

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Researchers of the UPM decipher the genome and the epigenome of Arabis alpina
24 March 2015

Arabis alpina is a plant species of the Brassicaceae family that include more than 3,000 different species, among them, some economically important crops such are rape (canola), cabbage, mustard,

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Interspecies transmission, biodiversity loss and virus emergence
23 February 2015

Volume 10 of Current Opinion in Virology, focusing on “Emerging viruses: interspecies transmission”, was co-edited by Antoine Gessain (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France) and Fernando García-Arenal

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CBGP scientists participate in the kickoff meeting of the Marie Curie Spain-Portugal chapter
03 February 2015

The recently created Spain-Portugal Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association met at the Centre for Research of Agricultural Genomics CRAG on January, 26th to 27th. This meeting was the

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What steps in metagenomic sample preparation lead to quantitative biases in the result?
21 January 2015

Metagenomics analysis are undertaken with the belief that they can provide a quantitative view of the relative abundance of species within an unknown sample. We know, however, that various

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INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE IMPORTANT THREATS FOR THE SOCIOECONOMIC WELFARE OF THE HUMANITY
14 January 2015

Researchers of the CBGP have shown that the introduction in crops of resistance genes against viruses, selected not only for host-range expansion but also for changes in virus survival. Virus

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Researchers from the CBGP and CNB are awarded by the Community of Madrid with a project to improve the response of plants to different stresses
05 December 2014

A research project of more than half million euros has been awarded by the Community of Madrid to two CBGP researchers, Mar Castellano (coordinator) and Ane Sesma.

Deciphering the molecular bases for drought tolerance in polyploid plants
05 December 2014

Dr. Elena Ramirez-Parra and Dr. Juan Carlos del Pozo, researchers at the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP), have analyzed molecular mechanisms underlying drought and salt

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How plants erase the memory of winter
24 October 2014

A study by the CBGP researcher Pedro Crevillén published in Nature characterizes how the epigenetic memory of vernalization is erased at the molecular level.

AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO INCREASE THE FLOWERS, SEED AND FRUITS PRODUCTION
22 October 2014

A scientist from CBGP has developed a method to enhance crop yield by the contact of roots, aerial parts or even the substratum of the plant fungus, Colletotrichum tofieldiae.

Which way to go? How a virus is transmitted determines its virulence
21 October 2014

Many pathogens have the ability to be transmitted through more than one route: horizontally (between host individuals that are not parent and offspring) and

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Trees that can increase biomass production
22 September 2014

Thanks to biotechnology, researchers at UPM have increased the production of woody species. This result is of great interest to the energy market.

A paper authored by CBGP scientists highlighted as “of special significance”
22 September 2014

A research article coordinated by Dr. Luis Oñate-Sánchez has been recommended by F1000Prime for special significance in its field, and two of its images selected for the cover of the July 2014

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A mechanism that coordinates embryo growth is required for seed germination
08 July 2014

Scientists at the CBGP, in a study led by Dr. Luis Oñate-Sánchez, have identified two important proteins (homeodomain transcription factors) that regulate gene expression only in the epidermis

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Illustrations from an article published by the research group supervised by Prof. Pilar Carbonero have been selected for the cover of the May issue (2014) of the Journal of Experimental Botany
03 June 2014

Identification of a protein repressor (GBF1) of the AtCathB3 gene that is important not only in the germination sensu stricto of the A. thaliana seeds but also in the subsequent reserve

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Potassium (K+) in Plants
21 May 2014

As an invited guest editor of the Journal of Plant Physiology, Ingo Dreyer organized a special issue on ‘Potassium (K+) effect in plants’. This compendium provides a stock-check of the current

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RNA biology in the fungal eukaryotic kingdom
12 May 2014

Dr. Ane Sesma, UPM lecturer and CBGP researcher, has coedited together with Dr. Tobias von der Haar from the University of Kent (United Kingdom) the book: "Fungal RNA Biology" from the editorial

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Three CBGP business initiatives awarded by ActuaUPM
28 April 2014

The business ideas presented by CBGP groups are based on allergen diagnosis methods and allergen detection in food, a multidisciplinary forestry biomass strategy, and the determination of

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“Kinetics of nif gene expression in a nitrogen-fixing bacterium” selected by the Faculty of 1000
21 April 2014

F1000Prime identifies and recommends important articles in biology and medical research publications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists

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A paper in Epigenetics reports on current trends in plant chromatin research
04 April 2014

The main European research groups in this area of biology gathered in the CBGP during the 3er European Workshop on Plant Chromatin (EWPC). The organizers publish now a report on the main topics

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Professor Francisco García Olmedo invested Doctor Honoris Causa by University “Miguel Hernández”
20 February 2014

On January, 28th 2014, the University ‘Miguel Hernández’, Elche, Spain, invested Professor García Olmedo as Doctor Honoris Causa. Professor García Olmedo, a retired professor of the Technical

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Climate Change, Forest Production, and Biotechnology
13 February 2014

Research conducted at CBGP has improved the productive potential of poplar by increasing its tolerance to environmental stress. We have obtained for the first time poplar lines more tolerant to

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Visit of Biotechnology Master students from the University of Salamanca
14 January 2014

Last month, students of the Biotechnology Master from Salamanca visited the CBGP. The Center Director, Prof. García-Arenal, welcomed Prof. Dolores Rodríguez and 24 master students. A series of

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Pilar Carbonero receives one of the fifteen awards “Fundación Antama” for scientific communication in agricultural and food biotechnology in Spain
10 January 2014

Fifteen awards granted to outstanding figures from the scientific and academic sphere whose strong commitment to the biotechnology dissemination have been essential in the adoption of this

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Cristina Gómez won the first prize for the best contribution to an international congress of allergology for her work on baker’s asthma
07 December 2013

Cristina Gómez Casado, a predoctoral fellowship a recent doctorate from the research group "Molecular basis of allergenicity and cross- reactivity of plant foods" led by Araceli Diaz Perales, has

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CBGP’S 5TH ANNIVERSARY
25 October 2013

Last September, CBGP has celebrated its 5th anniversary since its establishment at the new place within the Montegancedo Scientific and Technological Park of the Technical University of

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A CBGP researcher obtains a ‘Starting Grant’
07 October 2013

Doctor Manuel González Guerrero receives the only European Research Council Starting grant awarded in 2013 to a Spanish project in the Biotechnology field

Mark Wilkinson wins the Prize to the Best peer-reviewed Article in the “International Academy, Research, and Industry Association's Service Computation 2013 Conference”
25 September 2013

The article discuses how the technologies created in Dr. Wilkinson’s laboratory will help biological researchers automate the analysis of the big amount of data produced by high-throughput

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The web is changing the way life science and health researchers work
31 August 2013

Interestingly, however, their reliance on the Web is also having an effect on the Web itself! This paper introduces the emergent research discipline of "Web Science", which proposes to study the

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3rd European Workshop on Plant Chromatin
30 August 2013

The event took place on 29 and 30 August in the CBGP. Ninety three scientists from fourteen different countries representing leading laboratories in plant chromatin research gathered in this

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Gene overlapping: A double-edge sword in the evolution of RNA viruses
01 July 2013

Fast evolution of RNA viruses is partly due to their ability to generate overlapping genes. A research effort led by CBGP uncovers an associated cost in their adaptive capacity, with possible

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The AtbZIP44 protein regulates the expression of a gene implicated in the loosening of the seed covering layers upon seed germination
17 June 2013

Identification of a regulatory protein highly relevant in the process of loosening seed covering layers upon germination.

The novel initiative INNOVATECH-UPM was presented at the CBGP. This initiative intends to improve the Valorization of the technology Agro-Bio developed at the UPM as a required step for commercialization
17 June 2013

This initiative is part of the novel strategy of Technology Transfer coordinated by Gonzalo León, Director of the recently founded Centro de Apoyo a la Innovación Tecnológica (CAIT) from the UPM.

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The striking hidden fungi in Arabidopsis thaliana
31 May 2013

CBGP researchers have studied the diversity of cultivable fungal endophytes from leaves, stems and fruits of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana

Fascination of Plants Day
20 May 2013

Fascinating activity on May 20 in the CBGP: Plant biotechnology as key tool for development.

Luis Rubio at TEDxCibeles Change 2013: this meeting is part of the international TEDxChange event, which was simulcasted in more than 50 countries
03 April 2013

In this conference Dr. Luis Rubio explained how his laboratory aims to increase cereal crop productivity by making plants acquire nitrogen from the atmosphere rather than from synthetic nitrogen

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Workshop “New Frontiers in Plant Biology
31 January 2013

The event took place on January 31 and February 1 in the CBGP, in the context of the activities in 2013 aimed to disseminate the Montegancedo International Campus of Excellence.

A consortium of CBGP investigators under the coordination of CBGP Professor Pollmann receives grant to improve glucose extractability from Solanaceae plants
10 December 2012

The research program of the consortium running under the acronym OPTISOL was awarded with a €1 million funding for a period of 36 month in the framework of the INSPIRE program launched by REPSOL

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European initiative to restore polluted sites with the participation of CBGP
28 November 2012

CBGP is participating in a LIFE+ project that combines innovative biological technologies and in situ chemical oxidation to degrade organic pollutants in military and industrial sites.

CBGP participates in EpiTRAITS, a high profile joint research & training network
16 November 2012

Researchers of the CBGP participate in an European training network that will study the epigenetic regulation of economically important traits in plants.

Broccoli, cabbage & co.: mustard oils as Chemical Mace
06 August 2012

Broccoli and other plants use mustard oils to ward off pests. These natural substances are also thought to have a preventive effect on cancer. A Danish-German-Spanish team is now presenting new

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Six CBGP researchers are granted by the european programme Marie Curie CIG in 2012 to consolidate their research lines
02 July 2012

The financial support aims to provide the researchers with the best possible conditions for establishing themselves in a long term research career

Integrated pest management (IPM) from the standpoint of plant-arthropod interactions
30 May 2012

Dr. Isabel Díaz, UPM professor and CBGP researcher, has co-edited with professor Guy Smagghe from Gent University (Belgium) the book: "Arthropod-Plant Interactions: Novel Insights and Approaches

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Lignocellulosic biomass yield enhancement: generation of poplars with an increased sylleptic branching
24 May 2012

CBGP research group led by Dr. Isabel Allona has identified a gen responsible of a greater production of branches in poplars. Trees in which the expression of this single gene has been changed

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Protein targeted degradation regulates flowering time
27 April 2012

In a wide variety of plants the floral transition relies on the length of the daylight period, also known as photoperiod. CBGP reserchers have characterised the role of the HOS1 protein in the

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Presentation of the book Fundamentos de la Nutrición Humana (Basics of Human Nutrition)
17 April 2012

The book by UPM Professors Emilia López Solanilla and Francisco García Olmedo, was presented in the main Conference Hall of the UPM School of Agriculture. It has been edited by UPM Press.

Actúa UPM 2012 awarded a 1.000 € prize to a project created by CBGP staff
26 March 2012

Paloma Rueda presented the biotech project titled “Enzyme production in genetically modified algae (Enzimas MMG)”.

CBGP Professor Luis Rubio Receives Grant to Develop Nitrogen-Fixing Cereals
16 March 2012

The research program under the NFIX acronym has a $3 million funding for a period of 52 months from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. NFIX charitable purpose is to introduce biological

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New technologies for crop vaccination
15 February 2012

Plant Response Biotech (PRB) will collaborate with the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas UPM-INIA (CBGP) to exploit innovation technologies developed in the Center laboratories for

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Fernando García-Arenal received the UPM Research Prize in Santo Tomás de Aquino 2012 ceremony
27 January 2012

UPM research award promotes the public recognition of scientists who have contributed significantly to the improvement of UPM research.

Presentation of the UPM’s Grade in Biotechnology at the CBGP, with participation of the CEO from Genoma España
23 January 2012

50 students from different high schools in Madrid attended the presentation at CBGP. Three professors detailed the specifics of each of the routes that make up the grade: Plant Biotechnology,

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CBGP launches nine new fundamental research projects
02 January 2012

Nine proposals have been granted in the call of the Spanish National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Innovation published in 2011. Total funds for them are above 1.5 million

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CBGP research evaluation by the External Advisory Council (EAC)
05 December 2011

Research activities of CBGP during January 2007- June 2011 were assessed by its EAC.

Fernando García-Arenal re-elected Director of CBGP
30 November 2011

The CBGP Council, assembly representing researchers and the rest of employees of the Center, has re-elected Fernando García-Arenal, the CBGP director during the past four years, for a new

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A scientific team from the CBGP participates in the whole genome sequencing of the spider mite
24 November 2011

An international consortium unveiled the whole genome sequence of the two-spotted red spider, one of the most cosmopolitan agriculture pests on Earth. Nature publishes this study which will open

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III Jornada Científica CBGP
23 September 2011

Nine CBGP research groups exposed their research lines, the goals and the results achieved during the last year.